PIXOTE (1981) by Hector Bebanco
This Brazilian film is uncompromising in its harshness.
Pixote is a street kid and his life is one gruesome adventure after another. He is like any kid...he wants happiness, protection and a family. How does he seek it out? You can explore the dyamics of his relationships throughout the whole film and why Pixote connects to those he does.
You can see how his experiences psychologically affect him. The stunning, painfully sad final scene has Pixote sucking on the breast feverishly of the woman who takes him in in so many different, complex ways. What does it symbolize and after he is rejected, what is the last image of the film?
Obviously this is about as far away from Hollywood as you can get. What other scenes stand out in your mind from this film and WHY?